Observation 64682: Podaxis pistillaris (L.) Fries

When: 2011-03-25

Seen at: Borrego Badlands, San Diego Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: anzaborregofungi

No specimen available

I was given the photos and asked to identify, so I had no control over what was photographed/information collected. I was told it was found in a canyon along S-22. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: gestalt is right but that color is wild!

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ID confirmed by Elio Schaechter of the SDMS
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-04-03 18:16:30 MDT (-0600)

he sez that this mushroom comes in a variety of colors when young, and only changes to white with age.

whatever it is, it a cool fungus!
By: Jonathan M
2011-03-25 18:23:20 MDT (-0600)
that’s a guess, not a slam-dunk…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-03-25 17:53:33 MDT (-0600)

the color is totally weird, and may incicate something else entirely. maybe a yellowing secotioid Agaricus species?

@Podaxis pistillaris
By: anzaborregofungi
2011-03-25 11:48:43 MDT (-0600)

That’s kind of what I had considered, but wasn’t sure because of the orange color. Thanks for the input!

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